Friday, February 27, 2009

First race of the season.

Want to see how your winter training (or lack thereof in my case) has helped you get ready for the race season?  Then head North bound to partake in one of the first races of the season.  It's our own Tour of Cali, but without the coast, multiple days, large crowds, huge teams, media coverage, or pretty much anything else.  But it's the best way to get a boost to your fitness this early in the year.  Details below:

The Twin Bing Road Race
The Event
The Twin Bing Road Race is an A and B category race starting in the very
small town of Climbing Hill, Iowa on Saturday, March 21st.

The Course
Starting on the only street in town, the clockwise course will proceed
upward and westward on D54, north on 'Old Hwy 141' (D25), east on D38
past Bronson and south on K64 back to Climbing Hill. You want hills? We
got hills! Nice tarmac all the way around.

The Races
A- (1,2,3) 68 miles (3 laps + hilltop finish) Start: 10:00am
B- (3,4,5) 45 miles (2 laps + hilltop finish) Start: 10:15am

The Cost
$20 (no late fee!)

The Prizes
A- 6 places: $150, 100, 80, 60, 40, 20
B- 4 Places: $100, 70, 50, 30

The Registration
Day-of at the County Sheriff's Substation north side of the street in
Climbing Hill. Registration closes at 9:45am.

Save some time: Fill out a Standard Athlete's Release and bring it with
you. Make checks payable to "SC Velo". Renew your licence now!

The Rules
The Yellow Line rule will be enforced. Yes, we really mean it. Wheels
in, wheels out. Feedzone in front of the Substation. 

There will be water and bathrooms at the Substation. Otherwise, come
prepared! The town is a few churches and a dozen or so houses. There is
a cafe but it's probably not open this time of year. There's no gas
station so don't show up running on fumes. If you did Ragbrai in 2006
then the stretch on D38 will be deja vu all over again.

The Directions
Mapquest or Google Climbing Hill, Iowa.
(Here's the google directions from midtown, Omaha)

The Go-to Guy
Bill Mize
(712) 252-1344 

The Sponsor
Palmer Candy


EB said...

Munson: Do you plan on racing this?

munsoned said...

No no no no. Shim asked me to post it. Just being a news bulletin. I'd think it'd be better to be posted on Nebraska cycling news or something. But I don't have the authority to do that.